‘There needs to be a financial deterrent’: N.S. premier questions $700 fine of Northern Pulp

By Keith Doucette
Canadian Press in Global News
October 10, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

A Nova Scotia pulp mill has been fined nearly $700 by the province after flunking a stack test in June, but the amount has the premier questioning whether it’s enough of a deterrent. Environment Minister Iain Rankin said Tuesday that Northern Pulp received the $697.50 summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the terms of its industrial approval. Rankin said the fine is part of a ministerial order requiring the mill to address the issues with its power boiler. …Under the minister’s order, the company will also be required to post stack test results on its web site.

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